I believe 20 years ago is when I wrote my first story as well, although none have been published here. A few wound up on Champagne & Balloons, a couple on DeviantArt... I guess I've just always been gunshy about the critical reception they'd get.
I’ve reached a milestone.
Roughly 20 years ago I released my first inflation story, The Pageant. I can’t really nail down the exact date. The modified date on the file is November 8, 1995. It first appeared in Issue 4 of the Research and Development newsletter.
The story was inspired by the wet t-shirt contest in the game Spellcasting 301. It’s a standard-issue inflation fiction plotline: woman inflates herself to enhance her figure but something goes wrong and she winds up huge. Today I would call it cliché, but I’m not sure if it was back then. There weren’t all that many inflation stories going around at that point.
What a long, strange trip it’s been.
You really have a skill at gathering a huge cosy family
I think you originally posted that story in 94. Though I could be wring. Either way, its been a hell of a long road!
Great, you had to point out that we're all old now.
Ok that little tidbit is genuinely disturbing.